NBA The Greatest Lakers of All Time  

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List Rules NBA players who have played for the LA Lakers or Minneapolis Lakers..

List of the greatest Lakers of all time, ranked by fans like you. This list includes players from both the LA Lakers and the Minneapolis Lakers. These are some of the best basketball players in the NBA since the Lakers were first established as a club in 1947. Vote for those players you believe to be the best Lakers to move them up the list. If you don't see your favorites, add them to the bottom - or better yet, rerank them to create a personalized list of your own.

Think Magic Johnson is better than Kobe Bryant? Is Shaq one of the Lakers' greatest players? Maybe this list of the best Lakers' players of all time will help us finally make a definitive decision. Whether you've been a fan of the team your whole life, or just enjoy watching top players compete against other super stars, you've probably got some sort of opinion on these famous Lakers players. Vote and make your voice heard!
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3,444 1,222
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
3,075 803
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

3
2,614 517
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
2,299 500
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,105 405
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
1,846 307
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,317 328
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

8
1,268 306
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

9
830 355
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
923 508
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
585 306
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
544 313
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
567 244
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Michael Cooper Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
587 358
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Point Guards of All Time

15
472 237
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

16
412 225
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added A. C. Green Power forward, Center

17
413 296
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
350 235
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Jamaal Wilkes Shooting guard, Small forward

19
355 187
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

20
311 222
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Metta World Peace Small forward

21
329 170
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

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22
302 276
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Vlade Divac Center

23
282 217
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

24
396 399
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Steve Nash Point guard

25
301 205
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

26
256 176
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

27
242 330
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

28
175 279
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Vern Mikkelsen Small forward, Power forward

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Centers of All Time

29
182 228
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Norm Nixon Point guard

30
292 675
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

31
226 243
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added D'Angelo Russell Point guard

32
172 131
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

33
249 148
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward - Power Forward

34
238 345
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Nick Young Shooting guard, Small forward

35
146 94
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

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123 53
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

37
157 80
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

38
122 211
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

39
123 64
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

40
117 59
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

41
136 82
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram

42
102 70
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Small Forwards of All Time

43
92 64
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

44
94 105
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Elden Campbell Center

45
99 56
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

46
109 147
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

47
80 36
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lou Williams Shooting Guard

48
72 114
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Rudy LaRusso Center

49
77 106
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

50
49 102
Slater Martin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Slater Martin